Life @ Seychelles

Warning: It’s difficult to come out of this magical island, called Seychelles. You will not feel like going back home!

On our last day of Seychelles trip we stopped at few HR agencies to understand the livelihood and employment opportunities available there. Because we were mesmerized by the simplicity of this island and wanted to stay there forever. People, Food, Music, Beaches, Bicycles – we were in Love.

Let me start with People first. One word – Helpful.

We mainly stayed at Self-service Apartments and the Apartment-Host were the best part of it. On our first morning at Mahe, we were extremely hungry and there was no supermarket next to our room. Our host was super generous. She provided eggs, bread with butter and jam without any extra charges. Will never forget how helpful and lovely she was! There were many more instances when we used to get amused by the hospitality and generosity of people over there. It was delightful meet them and know them in person.

Music of Seychelles – which makes one move like nothing else!

We were cycling around the La Digue island, trying to figure out our way to Grand Anse Beach and that’s when it struck us. The melodious music from a small Juice shop. It acted like the gravitational force and pulled us towards the source.

There was something different about the place as well. The décor was nothing sophisticated and yet mesmerizing. Colourful is the word I believe.

And the music – It was a great mixture of tropical tunes, magical variation in pitch and silvery voice. Joseph Lewis Thomas was the artist! You got to listen to his music to understand the gravity here. Sweet Stunning Gorgeous it was. You can virtually live the place and music here!

 

When it comes to Food at Seychelles, the most prominent are Food-trucks. Delicious food at economical price, what else one need! We used to pack our food from Food-Trucks, go to the next beach and eat our tasty lunch with the most amazing view – One of the best thing to do at Seychelles.

 

Other than the Food-Trucks, one can also easily notice road side Fruit-Juice shops with all possible fresh fruits. Our personal favorite was Papaya Juice. You can feel the burst of fresh papaya in your mouth when you take a sip of it. You got to try this when you are in this beautiful tropical island.

Another thing about Seychelles which makes us awestruck was Aldabra Giant Tortoise. More than 100 years old tortoise are enjoying their life to fullest here. We fed them with green grass and clicked few pictures with them. And now we can vouch that they are the most well-behaved living things in the planet earth. Enjoy your time with them!

La Digue – Beaches

If you truly wish to experience serene beaches where should you go? I will suggest La Digue, Seychelles. It is an exotic place for couples. A treat from planet earth.

We planned to visit this African Island on the month of July 2017. A connecting flight from Mumbai (India) to Addis Ababa (Ethopia) and then to Mahe (Seychelles).

Even before landing at the Victoria International Airport of Mahe, I saw Beautiful-Blue stretched to the horizon in the form of endless sea. That was the moment I fell in love with Seychelles. But I had no idea my love for this beautiful country is going to increase many folds when I will get to see and live the peaceful yet extremely romantic beaches of La Digue.

We reached the island of La Digue on 3rd Day of our trip and planned to stay next 2 days over there. Our host at Veronic Self-Catering Guest House welcomed us with clean sheets, fresh jasmine flowers and two very comfortable bicycles.

The complete circumference of La Digue island is around 10 km in distance. We started our journey with our bicycles and planned to go north from our Guest House.

There are two things which make those roads second best part (after Beaches) of La Digue – first, there is no vehicle at all in the island, either you walk or ride a bicycle. So, no pollution whatsoever. And second, you can see the great ocean in one side and green dense tropical forest on the other side of the road. Together they make those roads a picturesque place. Its easy to get confuse here, whether the destination is prettier or the way towards it.

Bicycle @ La Digue

Finally, we stopped at a place which was the least populated beach I visited till date.

The stretch of white sand, salty breeze of air, the sound of magnificent waves, sea-water in stand-by position and not even a single stranger to share it with – this is what make beaches of La Digue so dramatically romantic. Completely unexpected and delightful experience it was.

On the second day at the island, we planned to visit Grand Anse Beach, which is known for strong waves. Yes, the waves were stronger compared to other beaches of La Digue, but it was very cordial and pleasant in its own way. An exquisite place to get tanned, if that is your colour.

On our way back to Guest House we went to Anse Source d’Argent Beach, the most famous & scenic beach of La Digue.

La Digue Beach

If you ever plan to visit La Digue, I will suggest stick to the ‘Not-So-Famous’ beaches with your partner and have a gala time there. This place will surely help you build some unforgettable eventful memories for lifetime.

Watch this video for a glimpse of dazzling beaches of La Digue, Seychelles :

Beaches @ La Digue